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Salt Lake City, UT
the truth hurts
Posted On: 3/14/2017 5:58:31 PM
I know that my reviews of your area hurt some people`s feelings but I had to say it like it is.As far as I`m concerned,you created this scene and that means you yes you and you know who you are,so you need to FIX IT!Especially those that were born and raised here that have that typical Utah mentality of,our area is the greatest.You better think twice about that because it is NOT!I will say this though,there are worse places to live.Change has to come from within.If you want the negative comments to not appear then make changes.I dealt with your closed society state for 8 years which I call my years of exile and I simply stated the hard core facts.Facts,not fiction.Feel free to contact me through the website.


Salt Lake City, UT
nepotism unlimited but........
Posted On: 11/15/2016 7:29:22 PM
I really wanted to finish my review of SLC only because I wanted to be fair also.I did have some good times there but also had some bad ones as well.I also did get some great working experience from living there.Absolute lack of serious professionalism.The stories about the inversion every winter are all true.Every year I would come down with upper respiratory lung infection and I`m a generally healthy man.I did enjoy the mountains and going up to Snowbird and Park City as well.My biggest complaint was the nepotism that existed there.What is nepotism?Let me explain.Nepotism is when you have several companies that are "family owned"and only the family is going to make it.You are not going to make it.There is not going to be any kind of advancement so to speak.The only company that I worked for down there that was not like this was the Utah Transit Authority.I was so sick of family like the previous story about the bosses son that was an absolute asshole that could have a friend work there but if you wanted your friend to work there the answer was a flat out NO!I did in all honesty know some lets just say OK people there but once again,Jay you are a great guy and do a great job for us but that is as far as it is going to go.What would you think?It was very depressing living there for my ex-wife and kids.I don`t know if it is the altitude or too much sunshine?There is something wrong there.The liquor laws are stupid also.I can remember my ex-wife and me going up to Park City one time for dinner and I wanted to order a cocktail and the hostess told me that I would have to get my "setups" and I asked her what exactly she was talking about and she said there were "minibottles"that I had to purchase.It was so confusing to me that I simply told her to cancel the drink.That puts Utah in a nutshell.FRUSTRATION!Glad that I moved and have not regretted it since.


Salt Lake City, UT
let me tell you about the nepotistic society calle
Posted On: 11/14/2016 12:26:34 AM
I lived in SLC from 7/15/1980 to 7/15/1988.I know it may sound strange that I lived there exactly 8 years to the day but it is true!My story is lengthy so please bear with me.I`m going to be completely honest with you and tell you the good and the bad only because I did have some good times there and some bad times there also.I moved there because the economy in the Portland/Vancouver area was in horrible shape and I was looking for employment and sad to say at the time there just was not much to choose from.I went to SLC back in 1979 and had an old neighbor who still lives there and will also tell you that he has NO FRIENDS even to this day!I actually was offered a job with a company at the time but had to refuse it because my ex-wife at the time did not want to relocate.At the time I really knew nothing about the area other than it did have some OK job prospects and that was it.One thing is the wages.You either work for nothing or don`t work at all.It is very difficult to make a really decent living there.I was the type of man that wanted my ex-wife to not work and stay at home and take care of our children which I personally had no problem with.I wanted a traditional family and did not mind being the bread winner.Sounds great.One problem.I could not make enough to keep her home and she had to work also.
Well,after much difficulty I did find a job with First Security Bank which is no longer there anymore and what a nightmare that was.The head of purchasing had his son which was against "company policy" to have a family member in the same building and what an asshole he was.Once again,the Mormon mentality and it did not matter if you went to church or not you were still a Mormon.Kind of like being in an exclusive "club".The "son"could have a "friend"work there and also use the company van at company expense.The bank actually paid for their gas from Ogden to SLC while those of us that lived away had to pay out of our own pockets and at $4.00 an hour it was tough.The son also had the mentality and told me one time,"you better do what I say or I will tell my dad".If you could only imagine working in an environment like this.This guy was a real asshole! I used to go to work absolutely pissed off and my ex-wife used to say that she could not wait until I could find something else.That was in the early 80`s.I then went to work for Utah Transit Authority and that was an improvement over the bosses son but it also had its drawbacks.The Union that represented us really was an entity and just there and that was all.What a difference from living in an area where the Union is a union!I forgot that Utah was a right-to-work state and had no idea what that meant.What it means is that you have the right to not join a Union.This keeps the wages low.Dealing with the people that used the transit system was a challenge in itself.There were some real basket cases.Unlike where I came from where people knew where they were going and which bus to take.I did enjoy the mountains and going up to Wyoming because that was where you could buy beer that was more than 3.2 percent.The beer in Utah SUCKED!The Uintah Mountains are really beautiful and the desert is spectacular also.The people also had less respect for their forests and campgrounds than where I came from.Oregon and Washington are very environmental states.Utah is hatu(hate you)spelled backwards.The mentality that existed there was also,"you could work for `us`and that is fine but once my son or daughter come of age you are history!You have no future here!Yes,there is more.


Cottage Grove, OR
honest opinion
Posted On: 11/12/2016 9:38:14 PM
I have thought about moving here but would like some feedback on the quality of life here and whether or not it is a good place to live.


Winnemucca, NV
would like to know
Posted On: 11/10/2016 1:01:59 PM
I have only been through Winnemucca and only spent the night.I would like to know simply if there is in fact a housing shortage there?I was thinking about relocating there.What I`m looking for is just small town America and that is all.Fed up with big city life and want a more tranquil setting.I love open spaces and have no problem with this.please,get back with me.


Logan, UT
re:
Posted On: 11/1/2016 11:38:28 AM
It is tough when you are single in a place like that.I know because my ex-wife and I did have kids but we had no real friends and I also know a man that knew me from child hood that lives in Murray and he has absolutely no friends to speak of and if it were not for his wifes`family he would have none.Tough place to live.


Logan, UT
re:
Posted On: 11/1/2016 11:24:17 AM
I really enjoyed reading your post and I have to say it is very "to the point".I lived in SLC for 8 years to the day,no kidding!From 7/15/1980 to 7/15/1988.I called it my years in exile.I was just looking at the Logan area to see what was said about it and it confirmed something that I already knew.I did have a few good times in SLC,I have to admit but I did happen to make it up to Logan and did actually enjoy the city but again not enough to live there.I did eat at The Bluebird Cafe?At least that is what I think that it is called.Great food and went to Crystal Springs.Again,I think that is what it is called.They have a year round hot spring type of place.You need to remember that that was back in 1984.A long time ago.I`m sure that it is still there.I do remember there was a place in Logan where you could even go for a real sleigh ride in the winter.I always hated the heat down there.I actually tolerated the winter but every year without fail I would get upper respiratory lung infection.I also don`t miss the nepotism of the area.You can work your ass off for someone and when their kids are old enough to take over you can kiss your ass goodbye!The Utah story.


Salt Lake City, UT
re:
Posted On: 10/31/2016 7:58:31 PM
when I lived there(a long time ago)I can recall one of the other employees (who was LDS)talking about Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
You have to understand that they could not have been very intelligent people after all anybody that would look out over a lake with water not even fit to drink and land not even fit to grow anything and proclaim,"This is the place".They could not of been very smart!


Daly City, CA
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 10:50:45 PM
I grew up near Daly City and moved away back in the 70`s.I came back one time for a visit and "thought"that I wanted to come back but since I`m white that rules me out!It is a "THIRD WORLD PARADISE".I did not fit in.


Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 10:43:00 PM
I truly enjoyed reading your post and the next time that my wife and I are in Spokane we will stop by your business.Take care.Jay & Marta


Bend-Redmond, OR
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 8:23:28 PM
your post was very straight forward and could not have said it any better myself even if I could not afford to live there myself and yes,I do make a great salary.I love the area but economics keep me from moving there.It is just like Vancouver,Wa that used to have that small town feel to it.


Bend-Redmond, OR
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 7:18:34 PM
I have responded to all the posts on here and I truly appreciate your honesty.It is so sad as I can remember when you did not need a small fortune just to keep a roof over your head.Bend used to be a great place to live and now it has become a big city cesspool.I grew up in Vancouver,Wa and it also used to be a great place to live and now it is a great place to live that is if you are wealthy.They need to change the name of Main Street in Vancouver to "WALL STREET"!Are you a Doctor or lawyer maybe?Then you will have no problem.


Bend-Redmond, OR
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 7:01:10 PM
I really gave some thought at one time about moving out there as I currently live outside Portland and I grew up in Vancouver,Wa and trust me it used to be an absolutely fantastic place to live and raise a family but anymore?You have to be kidding!Homes way over priced and a rental?Again,are you at least partially wealthy?A studio apartment that you have to share a laundry room with others is going for almost $800 a month!The traffic and crime is just not worth the hassle anymore.I just want to live in small town America and live simple.


Bend-Redmond, OR
re:
Posted On: 10/30/2016 6:47:44 PM
I truly appreciate your very honest opinion and I once thought about how nice it would be to live there and after checking real estate listings and even rental listings I thought to myself,"they must be crazy out there".there is no real industry and I`m sure that the wages are not what they should be.I could not possibly afford a home there and I make a great salary.It is pure insanity!I now live in the Portland area and why exchange one form of insanity for another.I just want to live somewhere in a small town with a population of maybe 10K to 15K.


Bend-Redmond, OR
re: Watch the exodus here - 9/9/2016
Posted On: 10/30/2016 6:34:49 PM
there was a time I actually thought about moving there just to get away from the traffic and the crime and the nonsense of the Portland area but I don`t want to exchange one bad apple for another.


Salt Lake City, UT
re: Terrible Place to Live - DO NOT MOVE HERE - 9/
Posted On: 10/29/2016 1:33:03 PM
I could not agree more.I lived there from,you are going to love this,exactly from 7/15/1980 until 7/15/1988.I called it my years in exile.Coming from Washington State and making a go of it here and I`m not going to lie,I did do some good things there and gained some wonderful working experience for which I`m eternally grateful.So,what was the problem?I saw this a long time ago and began to realize that their mentality was simply this,you can work hard for me and never be anything but when my son or daughter for that matter is of age you can go your merry way.I don`t care about you.Very nepotistic society.I have been back in the Pacific Northwest now for over 25 years and I`m glad to be back where I actually belong.


San Mateo, CA
re:
Posted On: 10/28/2016 6:36:07 PM
This has become a "THIRD WORLD" community and my old neighbor that thinks that it is such a great place to live never saw the writing on the wall like me.I`m glad that I left a long time ago.


Vancouver, WA
re:
Posted On: 10/28/2016 5:48:53 PM
I truly appreciated your post.You could not have said it more accurately.It is not the Vancouver that I used to know.It no longer has that small town "feel"to it.


Vancouver, WA
re:
Posted On: 10/28/2016 5:24:19 PM
After reading your post I could not agree more.I have a friend that finally shut his business and grew up in Vancouver.The traffic and the nonsense that goes with it makes life here very different.It is so sad as I remember when you made decent wages here and you did not have to worry about a roof over your head as housing was rather inexpensive.Main Street in Vancouver should be called,"Wall Street" because it resembles it versus a "mayberry,usa",type of feel to it.Even the 2 mom and pop movie theatres have gone away and that is sad.Used to be a real nice place to live.I could remember when Mill Plain Blvd was one lane on each side and today you would get run over if you were not careful.I make a good salary and could not afford a home here.Very sad.


Winnemucca, NV
re:
Posted On: 10/28/2016 1:31:36 PM
I replied before and just wanted to say that some people would find it hard to believe that I want to leave the beautiful Northwest for the desert.I live near Portland,Oregon and it used to be a nice place and in all fairness it still is but not quite ti the same degree.It is a BIG CITY with no shortage of problems.It used to be like a Mayberry,USA but no more.We have plenty of water but very expensive and the traffic here is horrible.Exchange Winnemucca for the greenery of the Pacific Northwest?I love open spaces and not having to compete for a place to park.Know what I mean?


Winnemucca, NV
re:
Posted On: 10/28/2016 1:00:55 PM
I liked your no nonsense opinion on winnemucca.I`m seriously thinking about relocating and have been doing a little research.I`m just sick of big city living and really want a small town atmosphere.


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